Crowdsaucing FAQs

When is Crowdsaucing?

We’re launching our 21 days of Crowdsaucing at CERES, at the CERES Harvest Festival.

It’s 21 days of Crowdsaucing this year. You will be able to order tomatoes from March 24th to Sunday April 9th at 11:59PM. Deliveries will be from Monday March 27th to Thursday April 13th.

You can order tomatoes between these days and and have your Crowdsaucing day during the 21 days of Crowdsaucing.

How does Crowdsaucing  work?

You organise a Crowdsaucing day event and source the equipment you might need, inviting who you want to make sauce with.

Last year most people just had there own private event and invited friends and family. You are most welcome to create a public Crowdsaucing day and we will help you find people who’d like to join you by promoting your event. You can get ideas about your public Crowdsaucing day here.

If you’d like to create a public event, email Monique at so we can help promote your event and find people who might want to join your crowdsaucing day

Do I have to be an existing member of CERES Fair Food top be a part of Crowdsaucing?

You don’t have to be an existing member, but you will have to become one to order Crowdsaucing tomatoes. There is NO obligation to continue to use CERES Fair Food’s service after Crowdsaucing. You can JOIN US here.

Are the tomatoes going to be organic?

While we will do our very best to supply organic tomatoes, the reality of Victorian organic tomato farming means that demand may outstrip supply at peak times. If organic tomatoes are not available, we will be filling orders for Crowdsaucing with the best local conventional tomatoes we can find.

How do I order Crowdsaucing tomatoes?

If you already are/when you are a member, you will be able to order your Crowdsaucing tomatoes through the CERES Fair Food from Thursday, March 24th. Orders for tomatoes will be open until Sunday, April 9th at 11:59PM.

CERES Fair Food will deliver the tomatoes you order for your Crowdsaucing day to a Food Host of your choice or to your home if you choose home delivery. Please check the days you are eligible for delivery in your area. Last day for delivery of Crowdsaucing tomatoes is Thursday, April 13th.

Does it cost money to register for Crowdsaucing?


What are these Crowdsaucing tomatoes going to cost to purchase?

The price of tomatoes is TBC. We’re hoping it will be $30 a box + home delivery.

In the event that organic tomatoes have to be replaced with conventional tomatoes due to low supply, we will refund the difference between the organic and conventional immediately.

When do I have to have ordered my tomatoes by?

Deliveries will be from Monday March 27th to Thursday April 13th.

PLEASE Check you have a home delivery day in your area and order appropriately.

Check which day(s) you have home delivery here.

I have created a public event, what now?

Give Monique an email at <> so we can think about promoting your event.

What day are the saucing tomatoes going to be delivered?

PLEASE Check you have a home delivery day in your area and order appropriately so you don’t miss out. You can check your delivery days here.

Where do the tomatoes get delivered?

We will only be delivering Crowdsaucing tomatoes via home delivery. We are concerned that huge tomato orders may overwhelm Food Hosts! Deliveries will be from Monday March 27th to Thursday April 13th.

Can I have my Crowdsaucing day on another day?

You can order Crowdsaucing tomatoes from Thursday March 23rd to 11:59PM, Sunday, April 9th (last delivery will be Thursday April 13th). Feel free to do it on any day during this time that suits you.

How do I join someone’s Crowdsaucing?

We hope to promote people who decide to have a public event. Keep up with Crowdsaucing events via the CERES Fair Food Facebook page and our CS Newsletter.

What are the best bottles to use?

Any bottles/large jars you can save from the recycling bin. The bottles/jars with the little pop up button are great. You can read more about bottles and jars and what to use here.

Where are the tomatoes coming from?

TBC. Watch this space!

Do I get to keep the sauce I make?

Absolutely! The tomatoes and what you make with them is 100% yours after delivery.

Where can I get bottles from? 

Your own recycling, your neighbours, your family, op shops, online on Gumtree and eBay. We’ll also put out a call for bottle donations closer to the day.

What equipment will I need? Do I have to find my own equipment?

You don’t need fancy equipment. Check out the Resources page for info about making passata, google kasundi recipes, ask your neighbour about how they do it… There are so many ways to sauce a tomato.


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